Found this video on facebook where a goal was cancelled because there was offside behind the goalkeeper. I don't know whether the video was fake or not.

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What is the rule of this situation?


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The Law is the same as it always is:

A player is in an offside position if: [...] any part of the head, body or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent

The goalkeeper is not "special" in any way in the offside law: there must be two opponents closer to the goal-line than the player when the ball is played. In the screenshot in your question, there is only one opponent closer to the goal-line so it was correctly ruled offside.


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